FAST Sourcebook


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Table of contents
 
Click here to order this book List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Foreword (Bagarozzi)
Preface (Gehring, Debry & Smith)

Part 1 UNDERSTANDING FAMILY STRUCTURES: THEORY, ASSESSMENT AND METHODOLOGY
1. Concept and psychometric properties of the FAST (Gehring & Marti)
2. The FAST at the crossroads of systemic theories (Debry)
3. Comprehensive family evaluation (L'Abate & Snyder)
4. Relational diagnosis: An overview of methods (Lebow)

Part 2 INTERPERSONAL PATTERNS IN NONCLINICAL FAMILY SYSTEMS
5. Investigation of family shemata of preschool Children: Methodological and conceptual considerations (Morley-Williams & Cowie)
6. Family constructs of first graders: Different measurement approaches yield distinct outcomes (Meyer)
7. Perception of internal and external family boundaries by well-adjusted children, bullies and victims (Berdondini & Genta)
8. Comparing parents‘ and children‘s perceptions of the family: Can the FAST be used as a measure of social cognition and theory of mind ability? (Smith, Myron-Wilson & Sutton)
9. Single-parent families: How does the loss of the father influence the father image of mothers and daughters? (Hunter & von Balmoos)
10. Perceptions of mother-daughter relations and pubertal development (Kim & Wongyannava)
11. Cohesion and relative power in family relationships and adolescent coping with a real-life stressful situation (Mayseless & Scharf)

Part 3 THE FAST IN ASIAN CULTURES
12. Perceptions of family structures by Japanese students (Ikeda & Hatta)
13. Characteristics of three-generation Chinese families (Shu & Smith)

Part 4 CLINICAL ISSUES: DIAGNOSIS, INTERVENTION AND EVALUATION
14. The FAST: A therapeutic tool for interactive assessment and treatment in family psychotherapy (Rigazio-DiGilio)
15. Conceptualization of parental interventions in child psychiatry (Gehring, Page & Marti)
16. Supervision: Reflecting clinical practice and team development (Steinebach)

Part 5 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
17. Future directions for FAST and familiy evaluation (Debry, Smith & Gehring)

Author index
Subject Index

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  Thomas M. Gehring, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Supervisor and Psychotherapist, is the author of the FAST. He is Senior ecturer for Psychology at the University of Basle, Switzerland and Chief Psychologist at the Swiss Army, Department of Human Resources. Marianne Debry, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Liège, Belgium and Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychology. Peter K. Smith, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK and Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies.
Reviews
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"This is a unique book....... It offers all those who make use of family systems theory in therapy an opportunity to explore the benefits of objectivity without compromising their therapeutic integrity."
Peter Randall, University of Hull

"This book is impressive....... It presents a wealth of empirical data to support the validity of the FAST and its flexible application to a wide range of settings and client groups.......readable for both researchers and clinicians who have an interest but not an extensive training in research methods."
David Campell, The Tavistock Clinic, London

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